Fri 19th Aug 2016
The Leader of SVG Green Party, Mr Ivan O’Neal, has a BSc (hons) in Accounting and Finance from Oxford Brookes University, England, an MSc in Macro Economics, Policy and Planning from Bradford University, England, and an MBA from Leicester University, England. In addition, Mr Ivan O’Neal has worked in Singapore and is knowledgeable about the transformation made in Singapore since 1965 through education.
Mr Ivan O’Neal knows the value of a university education and believes the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, offers a golden opportunity for this country to build a substantial university education industry, creating thousands of new jobs, a high yield in revenue and more crucially human resource development to drive prosperity in SVG.
The university will be called the ‘University of St Vincent and the Grenadines Inc’. This name was officially approved by the ULP regime, but subsequently revoked by the spiteful ULP regime.
The ULP regime claims that the name “University of St Vincent and the Grenadines INC” suggests a connection with the Crown or the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. However, research has shown that there are over 20 companies / organisations in SVG that use ‘St Vincent and the Grenadines’ in their name.
The argument that the name ‘University of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ suggests a connection with the Crown or the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines clearly has no foundation. It is just because of wickedness and spitefulness that the ULP regime wants to stop the university from being built, to deny the children of SVG the opportunity of a university education.
The ULP regime is condemning SVG’s children to a life of poverty. The hopeless ULP regime talk about hunger reduction in SVG, but Vincentians can be seen on a daily basis eating from garbage bins in Kingstown. They want to deny SVG’s children the opportunity of free scholarships for university in their country of birth. The days of begging for a scholarship to go to a university in Taiwan will be history.
The ULP regime has been in power for 15 years and their education revolution for the children of SVG is not a university, but a new jail in Belle Isle. Shame on the ULP regime leadership!
The university will be built at Harmony Hall, East St. George, St. Vincent. It will not be difficult to build and to operate. It will offer degrees in Accounting and Finance, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing and provide an important school of Navigation to build a professional source of expertise to manage our multi-billion dollar fish industry in the Atlantic Ocean.
The “University of St Vincent and the Grenadines Inc.” will partner with universities in Singapore and the UK and be modelled on Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, which caused the rapid development of education in Singapore since 1965. Today, Singapore is a World Bank success story.
The Honourable Ivan O’Neal will build and incorporate this historic university to stimulate a high quality of life for Vincentians and sustainable socio-economic development in SVG. A university would significantly benefit the SVG economy and help children climb out of poverty, by giving them the education and the skills to get highly paid jobs anywhere in the world.
Mr Ivan O’Neal is a patriotic Vincentian. He will fight on to bring SVG a university for Vincentian children. The “University of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Inc.” will be built.